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The Manulife Centre’s Mink Mile Makeover

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The concrete landmark on Toronto’s luxury strip is getting a chic wrap-around facade and an improved street edge

When your neighbours are Hermès and Louis Vuitton, looking good is a raison d’être. Accordingly, the Manulife Centre, first completed in 1974, is undergoing a grandiose mid-life makeover care of B+H Architects in association with MdeAS Architects. The transformation calls for a chic glass wrap-around façade at street level that connects with the existing aesthetic.

Eataly - Manulife Centre Toronto

Retro precast concrete accents, like the tower’s distinct conical shape, will thankfully stay in focus. Meanwhile, the Giannone Petricone-designed Eataly, an upscale 4,645-square-metre Italian marketplace and restaurant, will join a slew of glitzy new storefronts.

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